The Paisano

First Friday

Courtesy of Sofia Garcia

Sofia Garcia

September 11, 2019

Whether you are an arts and music lover, or you simply enjoy the nightlife of San Antonio, First Friday is an escapade specially crafted for you. What began in 1994 as a walkthrough of local art galleries has progressed into a collection of restaurants with diverse menus, up and coming artists and ...

Column: Big SisKeep your blinders on

Photo Courtesy of Dominique Beltran

Kimiya Factory

September 11, 2019

Sometimes I give up – when somebody is defending rape culture, I am guilty of tuning out. I think to myself, “They’ll never get it.” But over time, I’ve learned that they will – at least that’s what I have to tell myself. However, I like to think that in an ideal future, people who...

Diasporic sounds across borders

Ximema Violante speaks to UTSA students.

Jack Myer

March 27, 2019

Ximena Violante, a queer Mexican-American musician, spoke to UTSA students last week about her experience with Mexican music and culture and its fusion with other genres and cultures. Originally from Philadelphia, Violante recalled her disillusionment with music school and its academic focus on western...

Editorial: Put a CAP on it

Editorial Board and Josh Levario

February 26, 2019

The Coordinated Admission Program (CAP) used under the UT school system provides a unique opportunity for freshman students; they are able to complete their first year at a sister school (such as UTSA) and transfer the following year, assuming students meet the academic requirements. The problem with...

A simple life

House progressively getting smaller

Kaylee Boggan

September 12, 2018

A look into how minimizing our material possesions can make a big change. Many people believe that they need material things such as money, a huge house and a fancy car to be happy–that is not so for junior English major Daniel Benites, who is a self-proclaimed minimalist. “The class I took in hi...

A change in perspective: How this generation has turned into the ‘Vape Nation’

A change in perspective: How this generation has turned into the 'Vape Nation'

Katrina Clements

November 20, 2017

In the last 20 years, smoking prevalence among teens and adults has declined. As of 2016, teen smoking has hit a record low of 11 percent, compared to 1997 when teen smoking was at an all-time high of 35 percent according to the National Center for Policy Analysis. According to The Center for Disea...

Ditch the fashion degree

Editorial staff

November 1, 2017

Fashion is engrained in campus culture. It may be a student’s personality, livelihood, community or dream-career. The Fashion Institute of Design & Marketing (FIDM) in California is the most renown institution of learning for fashion careerists, but professionals in the business don’t always...

The mask we wear

The mask we wear

Kenyatta Battle

August 22, 2017

Going to college is achieving an unprecedented landmark when you’re a first generation college student. Being the first person in my family to attend college was exciting for me. The people who helped me move my belongings into my dorm room were nice, which was weird because growing up most people w...

It’s a small world …until you travel abroad

It's a small world ...until you travel abroad

Jade Cuevas

January 12, 2017

Building walls, defining borders, banning people — America’s current president-elect sounds more like that one child in kindergarten who refused to let you join a soccer game rather than our nation’s future commander-in-chief. The height of the 2016 election, Trump’s win and nationalist ideals are ...

“No Hablo Español” — Identifying cultural roots based on substance rather than language

“No Hablo Español” — Identifying cultural roots based on substance rather than language

paisano.online1 and Jessica Jimenez

October 4, 2016

“Hola!” “Hola! I’m sorry. No hablo español.” “Oh, sorry…I just assumed. Aren’t you Latina?” --- This exchange happens often, yet it never gets easier. Not speaking Spanish has separated me from my culture for most of my life.   What makes my situation even more complicated is that I grew up in a S...

Stop Rape Culture

April 21, 2015

We live in a rape culture. Underneath our society is an environment of unreported rapes and sexual assaults that occur when rape is ignored or normalized and victims are blamed or disbelieved. Sexual violence is a societal issue that extends to affect college campuses and the students that inhabit...